Saturday, July 14, 2007

Oh Crabby Day!!

Okay, I was SOOOOOO excited to learn recently that this ADORABLE set was going to be available in the next (Spring / Summer) catalog...and even MORE excited to learn that it could be purchased through the Fall Winter season, so I can use it for Christmas classes, and through the summer months for workshops. I REALLY REALLY love this set! I have been playing with it today and oh my..what fun!

This first card is a Crabby Christmas cutie...Don't you just love that silly crab and smiling starfish...and "Sandy Claws"..come ON that is cute! For this card I did the focal image on watercolor paper, used WCC and ink to color, added some liquid applique to his hat, and some glitter to the sand. Background is all done with Timber Brown Stazon, red WCC and glitter. Cardstock colors are Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Gable Green and SO Saffron.

This next one is a design inspired by Jeanne S on SCS... Love her work :)

The focal image is also watercolor paper. The circle mat was scalloped using my corner rounder punch (I took off the guard, and then punched all the way around the circle - tedious, but cute!
Ink Colors include Timber Brown Stazon, Soft Sky, River Rock, Creamy Caramel, WWC in Real Red, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral
Cardstock is Soft Sky, Real Red and Barely Banana.
Ribbon is Red Grosgrain and Red Gingham.

Finally I did this fun, somewhat masculine option ...the focal image is stamped on watercolor paper in Timber Brown Stazon. I used Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock and Close to Cocoa inks, Summer Sun, Pumkin Pie and Really Rust WWC and painted using an aquapainter. The Cardstock on this card is Not Quite Navy, Blue Bayou, Kraft, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. I tore the Kraft and Close to Cocoa, sponged the edges, stamped with Bitty Backgrounds and Cheesecloth, and added microbeads with liquid glue.

I think I am done playing for today... but that sure was fun! Have a Crabby Day!


karrie baker said...

Your crabby cards are adorable!! Just found your blog on your SCS post, love it! :)

Michelle said...

All these cards are just adorable. I don't know if I could pick a favorite from this group! Very nice work!

Kelly Bee said...

Kristine! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I had to CASE this as soon as I saw it. It was the first time I inked up this stamp set...if you wanna see my homage to you, it's at

Thanks again!

Jessica said...

I love your cards and your blog that is why I nominated you as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. Please see my blog for details!

Chantelle said...

Ooooh, I really love these crab cards. So very cute. We just got this set here in Australia, so thanks for inspiring me. Great blog!!!